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    Anyone here ever hunt and eat Tundra Swans? I know in some parts of the state you can do so. I've seen them out while hunting moose and caribou it's just been the wrong season and/or no waterfowl stamp. Just wondering.

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    Yep. They are open in the spring and fall out here in Unit 18. I don't believe they are open for hunting in most parts of the state.

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    How do you hunt them, spot and stalk? They seem pretty big, they must be about like a Turkey. How do they taste?

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    Is that a subsistence hunt in the spring time?

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    Default my friend calls them the moose of the sky!

    In most rural alaska, there is a spring hunt with "relaxed" regulations. Check with your local brown shirts for details. They are a good eating bird, about the size of a turkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobblehead View Post
    How do you hunt them, spot and stalk? How do they taste?
    I hunt them in MT. Decoys work very well, I have even heard of folks putting air in a white garbage bag to decoy. As for taste, I am not a big fan and now just make swan jerky.

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    How do you tell the difference between a Tundra and a Trumpeter?
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    Adults have a bright yellow spot on bill in front of eyes. If the yellow spot is not visible, the tundra has a high pitched call and the Trumpeter has a low pitch horn like call. The Whooper also has yellow on it's bill but is much larger and saddles the bill.

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    hunted them in ND, just spot and stalk. They dont taste very good, so jerky was the best bet for me.

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